Russia 3, Czech Republic 2

RUSSIANS SURVIVE LATE CZECH PUSH TO EARN WIN, FIFTH PLACE

LANGLEY, B.C. – Alexander Barabanov’s goal midway through the second period stood up as the game-winner as Russia took home fifth place from the 2011 World Junior A Challenge following a 3-2 win over the Czech Republic on Saturday afternoon.

With the victory, the Russians finished one spot higher than last year in Penticton, B.C., when they lost to Sweden in the fifth-place game.

Bogdan Yakimov and Daniil Yuryshev also scored goals for Russia, which led 3-0 and outshot the Czechs 27-17 through the first 40 minutes before the Czechs made it interesting in the third period.

Matej Zadrazil scored goals 2:16 apart just past the halfway point of the final frame, but the Czechs could not get the equalizer past Russian netminder Ivan Nalimov despite holding a 17-5 advantage in shots on goal in the third.

Nalimov finished with 32 saves, while Czech counterpart Marek Langhamer made 29 stops.

The Czech Republic, which beat Russia 4-3 in a preliminary round game on Tuesday, goes home from its first World Junior A Challenge with a sixth-place finish.

Game Information
Game Number 11 Round 5th Place
Arena Langley Events Centre City, Country Langley, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/12/2011 Time 12:00 PM PT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Russia (RUS) 1 2 0 3
Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 2 2

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   03:20 RUS 10 Bogdan Yakimov (26 Valentin Zykov, 24 Damir Galin) 

Penalties: 
07:19 CZE 20 Euvstathio Soumelidis (Hooking)

Second Period

Goals: 
   03:00 RUS 21 Daniil Yunyshev (18 Vyacheslav Osnovin) PP 
   09:15 RUS 23 Alexander Barabanov (17 Leonid Avtomov) 

Penalties: 
02:22 CZE 20 Euvstathio Soumelidis (High Sticking) 
03:09 CZE 18 Matej Zadrazil (Cross Checking) 
18:06 RUS 18 Vyacheslav Osnovin (Tripping)

Third Period

Goals: 
   10:06 CZE 18 Matej Zadrazil (20 Euvstathio Soumelidis) PP 
   12:21 CZE 18 Matej Zadrazil (15 Ondrej Slovacek, 20 Euvstathio Soumelidis) 

Penalties: 
02:46 CZE 15 Ondrej Slovacek (Tripping) 
09:47 RUS 8 Egor Malenkikh (Slashing) 
15:15 RUS 23 Alexander Barabanov (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.) 
15:15 CZE 20 Euvstathio Soumelidis (Hooking)


Goaltenders
Russia 20 Ivan Nalimov On 1/0:00 Off 3/20:00
Czech Republic 30 Marek Langhamer On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Russia 18 9 5 32
Czech Republic 11 6 17 34

Player of the Game
Russia 26 Valentin Zykov
Czech Republic 22 Dominik Simon
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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